Riverwood’s Mission

Our Mission at Riverwood is to improve health by providing high quality, compassionate and personalized care. Riverwood hospital serves Aitkin County and surrounding communities in north central Minnesota, with full service primary care clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. At Riverwood Healthcare, you can expect top quality medical care delivered by a team of caring healthcare professionals.

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YOU ARE Riverwood video

About our Facility

Riverwood Healthcare Center ranks among the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the USA, for both 2017 and 2018. As a trusted leader for the communities it serves, Riverwood is proud to deliver high quality medicine from a team of caring and highly skilled healthcare professionals.

We offer healthcare services for every stage of life, from birth to end of life, including:

Aitkin Community Hospital, d.b.a. Riverwood Healthcare Center, opened its doors in 1955, thanks to many local residents coming together  to invest in better health for all. Our founders’ passion for caring for the health of our people and our community continues strong today.

Your health is our top priority. Together, we will make your patient experience the best it can be.

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  • 25-Bed Critical Access Hospital
  • Top Quality Medical Care in the Region
  • Wide Range of Specialty Care
  • Extensive List of Healthcare Providers
  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive Advanced Life Support Hospital
  • Level I Heart Attack Program
  • Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™
The Latest News

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Allicen Waxlax, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who is participating in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP). Through the RPAP program, a third-year medical student lives in a rural community for nine months and participates in rotations of hospital and clinic care […]

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Advance Care Planning is a process that helps a person think about, talk about, and write down his or her choices for future health care decisions. It is important for all adults to have a health care directive—a written plan for loved ones and health care providers to follow—so that their wishes are known if […]

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Are you living with a hernia? Hernia symptoms include outward bulging of the skin, groin discomfort or tenderness, abdominal wall discomfort or swelling, pain in the abdomen, pelvis, or groin. To learn more, attend a free dinner seminar Wed., Nov. 6, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center, room C & D, in Aitkin. […]

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